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Sitting on 17th April 2019

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

WEDNESDAY, THE 17TH APRIL, 2019

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Wednesday, the 17th April, 2019 at 01.00 p.m.

 

I.        (A)     RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN.

(B)     NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

          (Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr Department)

 

III.     CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

1.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 245 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. SHAH NAWAZ JADOON, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement regarding heaps of garbage not picked up in district West, Karachi for more than 25 days. There are mounds of garbage gathering in front of schools and mosques causing extreme inconvenience to citizens. Kindly provide details as to why Solid Waste Management has failed to clear garbage?

2.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 124 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYEDA MARVI FASEEH, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Mines & Minerals Development, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that many significant minerals, including very precious stones have been found in the Province of Sindh?

3.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 246 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SHAHNAZ BEGUM, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Supply & Prices, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that the inflation is increasing day by day in the Province; if so, what steps are taken by Government to control the same?

4.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 244 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SHAHANA ASHAR, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that is it a fact that Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) are not being merged to Local Government; If so, provide reasons?

5.   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 234 OF 2019;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARIF MUSTAFA JATOI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Law, Sindh may please to give answer/statement that whether it is a fact that a former Judicial Official (Ali Gul Khashkeli) who was dismissed from Judicial Service on charges of gross misconduct including allegations of Rape, was appointed as an A.A.G. by the Sindh Government? If so, would the Minister explain why and on what grounds will this improve the Law & Order situation in the Province?

IV.     LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.       PRIVILEGE MOTION NO. 13 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARIF MUSTAFA JATOI, MPA REGARDING UNDER RULE 143 OF RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH A PRE BUDGET SESSION IS TO BE HELD FOR ATLEAST (05) DAYS DURING JANUARY TILL MARCH.

 

VI.     ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 11 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY SYEDA MARVI FASEEH, MPA REGARDING ACCORDING TO FORM-B OF THE SINDH PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (REGULATIONS AND CONTROL) RULES, 2005 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO TEACH CHILDREN THE SINDHI LANGUAGE.

 

VII.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSENT TO BILL:

Mr. Speaker announces that the Honourable Governor of Sindh has given assent to the following Bill:-

                             

The Sindh Injured Persons Compulsory Medical Treatment (Amal Umer) Bill, 2019.

 

VIII.  LAYING BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY THE FOLLOWING BUDGET EXECUTION REPORTS:

 

1-   BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT (QUARTERLY REPORT), 4TH QUARTER ENDED ON 30TH JUNE, 2018.

 

2-   BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT (QUARTERLY REPORT), 1ST QUARTER ENDED ON 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2018.

 

3-   BUDGET EXECUTION REPORT (QUARTERLY REPORT), 2ND QUARTER ENDED ON 31ST DECEMBER, 2018.

 

IX.     DISCUSSION ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 05 OF 2019; GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. GHAZALA SIAL, MPA REGARDING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ROLLING BACK THE 18TH AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN.

 

X.       ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                                        G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

16TH APRIL, 2019                                                           SECRETARY

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR DEPARTMENT

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

WEDNESDAY, 17TH APRIL, 2019

 

45.       *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:       Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 The to-date and anticipated monthly Zakat disbursements for the FY 2018-19?

 ANSWER

 MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 The to-date and anticipated monthly Zakat disbursements for the financial year 2018-19 is as under:-

Sr. No.

Name of Head

Approved budget for the year

2018-19
(In Million)

Zakat funds released for disbursement as 1st installment 2018-19

Other Regular Zakat Heads

1

Disbursement of Guzara Allowance through Sindh Bank ATM Cards of Guzara Allowance.

1,200.000

600.00

2

i

Stipends to Students of Deeni Madaris

25.000

11.575

ii

Health Care

50.400

23.334

iii

Rehabilitation / Social Welfare

38.600

20.556

iv

Marriage Assistance to un-married women

40.000

18.519

3

Disbursement of Educational Stipend to Government / Public Sector Universities

100.000

53.820

4

National Level Health Institutions and other Hospitals approved by Sindh Zakat Council

600.000

164.450

5

Calamity Budget

400.000

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6

Eid Package at Rs. 2000/- per beneficiary (Rs. 2000 x 102500)

205.000

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 242.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that a project of  construction of boundary wall and other allied facilities at Dargha Saeedi Moosani district Dadu with cost of Rs. 43.008 million was to be completed by June 2018 ;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, present position of the same?

                                                                        ANSWER

 

MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

The scheme “construction of boundary wall and other allied facilities at Dargah Saeedi Moosani ADP No.40” was approved with an estimated cost of Rs. 43.008 million the same is being executed by the Auqaf Department. The allocation of Rs. 4.000 Million kept in ADP 2018-19 and Rs. 2.000 (being 50%) released to Executing Agency the work of compound wall is completed while the works of Construction of Dispensary, Office, Musafirkhana, Lavatory Blocks are in completion stages, while as per plan and allocation the completion date is June, 2019, a total expenditure of     Rs. 39.000 (Million) has been made upto June, 2018.

243.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it fact that a project of  construction of  dispensary/ minor and repairs attached unit at Dargha Lawari Sharif district Badin with the cost of Rs. 23.365 million was to be completed by June 2018

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of work completed to date?

ANSWER

 

MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

The scheme “Construction of dispensary / minar and repairs attached units at Dargah Luwari Sharif District Badin ADP No. 58 (2017-18)” is being executed by the Auqaf Department with an approved cost of Rs. 22.500 million out of which an amount of Rs. 18.740 million were spent on the scheme and Rs. 4.000 million were left.

The work of construction of dispensary & repair of attached units has since be completed, while the work of construction of minar is at foundation level as the design of piles & pile cap have changed in the light of the report of soil test time period will be informed after the finalization of report.

     The scheme is under revision.

246.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that a project of  construction of  District Sukkur repair and renovation at Markazi Jamia Masjid road Sukkur with cost of Rs. 15.000 million is to be completed by June, 2019;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, details of work completed and amount spent to date?

 

ANSWER

 

MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

The work of “Repair / Renovation of Markazi Jamia Masjid Bunder Road Sukkur ADP No. 45” is being executed by Auqaf Department with an estimated cost of Rs. 9.463 million a sum of Rs. 0.876 million was released during the financial year 2017-18 for the scheme and an allocation of Rs. 8.587 million has been kept in the financial year 2018-19 and released by Finance Department.

 

 

The work of plaster, electrification & colour is done while marble flooring & Minor repair work is remaining. Completion date of the scheme will be June 2019.

 451.     *Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 The accountability & report back mechanism to maintain the transparency in Zakat distribution.

ANSWER

 

MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

Assistance to the needy, the indigent and the poor particularly, orphans, widows, the handicapped and the disabled persons is extended through cross cheques / order cheques or Auto Teller Machine (ATM) in term of Section-9 (3) of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011 and Sindh Zakat Disbursement Procedure approved by Sindh Zakat Council to maintain transparency.

It is mandatory requirement under Section-11 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011, the Auditor General shall conduct annual audit of the Sindh Zakat Fund, District Zakat Fund and Local Zakat Fund including the accounts of a Deducting Agency or an institution receiving Zakat.

452.     *Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 

Distribution mechanism for the zakat fund alongwith eligibility criteria of beneficiaries of the same?

ANSWER

 

MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

The mechanism of distribution / utilization of Zakat funds is defined in Sub-Section (a) (b) & (e) of Section-8 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011. The relevant excerpt is reproduced below:

8. Utilization of Zakat Fund: The moneys in Zakat Fund shall be utilized for the following purposes, namely –

 

(a)  Assistance to the needy, the indigent and the poor particularly orphans and widows, the handicapped and the disabled, eligible to receive Zakat under Shariah for their subsistence or rehabilitation, either directly or indirectly through deeni madaris or educational, vocational or social institutions, public hospitals, charitable institutions and other institution providing health care:

          Provided that the lists of the individuals to be assisted directly and of the institutions through which assistance is to be given from a Zakat Fund shall be prepared and maintained in such form and manner as may be prescribed;

(b) Assistance to the needy persons affected or rendered homeless due to natural calamities like floods and earth quakes and for their rehabilitation;

(e) Any other purpose permitted by Shariah.

According to the definition, ‘mustahiq’ means a person who is eligible to receive Zakat under Shariah and ‘mustahequeen’ shall be construed accordingly. Mustahiq shall be identified through Local Zakat & Ushr Committees and Istehqaq (mustahiq declaration certificate) shall be determined by the Local Zakat & Ushr Committees concerned.

453.     *Mr. Arsalan Taj Hussain:    Will the Minister for Auqaf, Zakat & Ushr be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Whether there any existing method to verify that the money disbursed as zakat and usher is reaching the needy people and no embezzlement has taken place;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof?

 

ANSWER

 

MR. FARAZ DERO, MINISTER FOR AUQAF, ZAKAT & USHR:

 

It is mandatory requirement under Section-11 of Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011, the Auditor General shall conduct annual audit of the Sindh Zakat Fund, District Zakat Fund and Local Zakat Fund including the accounts of a Deducting Agency or an institution receiving Zakat.

Internal Auditors are also regularly conducting audit of District Zakat Fund, Local Zakat Funds and Institutions receiving assistance out of Zakat fund. Both external and internal auditors are also verifying that money disbursed as Zakat is reaching the needy peoples and no embezzlement has been reported sofar.

Zakat funds are disbursed to beneficiaries through cross cheques / order cheques or Auto Teller Machine (ATM) Cards of Sindh Bank Limited in accordance with Sindh Zakat & Ushr Act, 2011 and Sindh Zakat Disbursement Procedure approved by Sindh Zakat Council.

 

 

KARACHI:                                                               G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 16TH APRIL, 2019                                     SECRETARY

                                                                            PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH